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American Residential Group — A multi-family developer

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Uniting motivated capital, inspiring designs and discerning residents to create stronger cities and vibrant economic zones.

Timeless, eye-catching developments where luxury and sensibility meet. Focused on both urban and suburban markets, these multi-family communities offer residents iconic living.

Since 1997, American Residential Group has leveraged expertise in multifamily residential and commercial investment opportunities while providing solid financial performance for investment partners. Our long-term relationships speak to our market knowledge and result in exemplary solutions for the communities in which we work.

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Forward thinking starts at the foundation

With amenities as unique as our residents, ARG develops properties suited for modern lifestyles. Our properties feature state of the art fitness centers, communal workspaces, outdoor entertainment areas, luxurious common spaces, bark parks, dog spas and access controlled parcel rooms.

The distinction is in the development

Whether developing a new property or refurbishing an existing asset, ARG works with architects and designers to create welcoming, inviting spaces for our residents to call their own.

The Edge at East Village

  • Tulsa, OK
  • 161 Units
  • 176,733 sq ft
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Bison Trails

  • Bartlesville, OK
  • 158 Units
  • 162,533 sq ft
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The View at Belterra

  • Austin, TX
  • 233 Units
  • 230,472 sq ft


  • Austin, TX
  • 378 Units
  • 310,921 sq ft
  • 7,184 St. Ft Retail Space

Santa Fe Square

  • Tulsa, OK
  • 184 Units
  • 147,818 sq ft

Marble Alley

  • Knoxville, TN
  • 248 Units
  • 191,832 sq ft

1400 Chestnut

  • Chattanooga, TN
  • 200 Units
  • 171,438 sq ft

The Carolyn

  • Dallas, TX
  • 319 Units
  • 256,611 sq ft

The Mustang Las Colinas, TX - Project Spotlight

The Mustang will offer luxury residences to discerning professionals with spectacular views of Lake Carolyn and Las Colinas. Our community offers an extensive menu of coveted and premium amenities to every resident, with a focus on hospitality. The 285,459 square foot development will have 275 Units.

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Jay L. Helm, Chairman

Mr. Helm is the Chairman of American Residential Group. Prior to forming American Residential Group in 1997, he served for fifteen years as the Managing Partner of Lincoln Property Company in the Oklahoma and Arkansas Region.

A native of Missouri, Jay graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He currently serves on the Board of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the University Center at Tulsa Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees for OSU Medical Authority, The Board of Trustees for the OSU Medical Trust, the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce Board and Executive Committee and Maple Mark Bank Board of Directors. Jay is active in a number of civic projects and philanthropies.

Steven B. Ganzkow, Vice Chairman

Mr. Ganzkow is Vice Chairman of American Residential Group. He has more than thirty-five years of executive management experience in the commercial real estate financing and investment field. Prior to forming ARG in1997, Steve served for nine years as Acquisitions Partner for Lincoln Property Company, coordinating the multifamily development and acquisition process for the entire Southwest.

Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from The University of Tulsa. He currently serves on the NAIOP Board of Directors, for which he is a past President. He previously served fifteen years as a Trustee for the Oklahoma Housing Finance Authority. Steve currently serves on the Board of Living Arts and is President of the Brady Village Owners’ Association. He served on the Executive Advisory Board for The University of Tulsa.

Robert K. Leikam, President

Mr. Leikam is the President of American Residential Group. Robert's career began in commercial real estate banking with BOK Financial, where he originated several hundred million dollars in commercial real estate loans in a span of less than a decade. He specialized in multifamily construction financing, aiding in the development and construction of more than 3,500 apartment units across eight states. Robert pursues new development and investment opportunities for ARG and is responsible for property and asset management, risk management and strategic planning.

A fourth-generation Tulsan, Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oklahoma State University. He is a member of ULI-Oklahoma, NMHC, and NAIOP. Robert serves on fundraising committees for Emergency Infant Services and the Alzheimer’s Association. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Bishop Kelley High School.

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